Monday, February 15, 2010

Favourite Trail

First off, a shout out for Canada winning their first ever Gold medal on Canadian land!!  WOOOHOOOO.  Pretty exciting to watch.


Saturday night it absolutely POURED rain here.  I had scheduled to meet up with my running buddies and listening to the rain over night left me feeling almost sick to my stomach.  I don't mind getting a bit wet, but this was like having a water hose poured on you at full volume.

But ..... the weather gods were on my side and moments before I walked out the door the rain stopped.

I got there before everyone else as I wanted to get a long run in today.  When I started out it was pretty darn foggy.




another group heading out (this is a pretty popular trail)



Stopped to take a pic of me in front of the pond.  There are often a few horses out in this field and they stand at the fence to await treats from passersby.  But unfortunately they weren't out today.



This is one of my favourite spots on the trail.  So peaceful.  There are some steps going down to the water there and in the summer you often see people sitting there reading or writing.  Apparently I'm not the only person who finds it inspirational.

Some of our Canadian friends have come back to town.  Sure sign that spring is on it's way (along with a whole lot of goose poop!)

And one of the best things about the trail is there is a few of these strategically placed along the way. 

I ran 10.1 miles at a nice easy pace and it felt amazing.  About three-quarters of it I ran alone and it was quite peaceful, listening to the birds and the quietness of the morning.  Then I met up with one of my running friends and we ran back together which was nice to catch up.


This was definitely a day of running that reminds me why I love it so much!

Hope you are having a great day!

Heidi
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12 comments:

Syl said...

what a beautiful trail Heidi, i can see why you love to run it!

Susan (All Things In Moderation) said...

You have the prettiest blue eyes! I never noticed before ....... Just saying :)

ChrisC said...

woo hoo go canada, we had a group of friends over for dinner and paused for to catch the Freestyle.

It was worth the wait for sweets.

ajh said...

I felt more peaceful just looking at the pics. What a wonderful place to run.

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Nikki said...

Hey Heidi - which trail is this? So familiar but I can't quite place it...

Michelle said...

Wow - beautiful pictures!

Marcelle said...

wow that is a beautiful trail and such stunning photo's as well...looks totally magical.
Well done on that pace and miles...I am hoping to get back into outdoor running when on holiday as now so used to treadmill - thanks for sharing your amazing run with us today....

Ashlee Wetherington said...

beautiful photos. i love love love alex bilodeau!!!

Teamarcia said...

Your pics are breathtakingly beautiful!

Cammy said...

What a lovely trail! And you look lovely, too. As peaceful as the scenery!

Alicia said...

Beautiful trail! Makes me want to come run with you!

Got your question yesterday. To answer- Hubby hasn't fought yet. His fight is scheduled in May. I really can't wait for all the madness to be over. He's training hours and hours every day!